The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy

The Beauty of a Social Problem Photography Autonomy Economy Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem s beauty and attraction invisible In The Beauty of a Social Problem Walter Benn Michaels explore

  • Title: The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy
  • Author: Walter Benn Michaels
  • ISBN: 9780226210261
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem s beauty and attraction invisible In The Beauty of a Social Problem, Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary artist photographers whose work speaks to questions of political economy Although he discuBertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem s beauty and attraction invisible In The Beauty of a Social Problem, Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary artist photographers whose work speaks to questions of political economy Although he discusses well known figures like Walker Evans and Jeff Wall, Michaels s focus is on a group of younger artists, including Viktoria Binschtok, Phil Chang, Liz Deschenes, and Arthur Ou All born after 1965, they have always lived in a world where, on the one hand, artistic ambition has been synonymous with the critique of autonomous form and intentional meaning, while, on the other, the struggle between capital and labor has essentially been won by capital Contending that the aesthetic and political conditions are connected, Michaels argues that these artists new commitment to form and meaning is a way for them to depict the conditions that have taken US economic inequality from its lowest level, in 1968, to its highest level today As Michaels demonstrates, these works of art, unimaginable without the postmodern critique of autonomy and intentionality, end up departing and dissenting from that critique in continually interesting and innovative ways.

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